Hasty Brook is the loveliest place in my world. It's a little piece of heaven in northern Minnesota.
And what is this lovely, flighty bird? A thrush?
A Hermit Thrush, I think.
Yes, that looks like one of my Hermit Thrush friends -- they should be returning soon. I can't wait! :) What a fun pic!
That's a very cute picture. He looks like he's saying, "Get that camera out of my face!"
Great action shot, Lynne! I saw a Hermit Thrush last Saturday morning too. I wasn't sure about the ID till I got home and checked my field guide. The tail bobbing it was doing helped me confirm its identity.
Wow! Fantastic shot! No words necessary, Linne. I love the blur...
My gosh, what furious flapping! And that determined little look on his face makes it seem like flying is just ALMOST hard for him. As if.I LOVE hermit thrushes!
I love that photo! It's so arty!
Fantastic! A silver maple, right? Oh, the thrush is pretty cool, too!
What a great photo!
Looks like it's getting ready to bust though my computer screen! -Interesting photo!
This is such an awesome shot of this thrush! BRAVO WORK!
Lynne:Nice photo of a Swainson's Thrush.
I'm back on line a little shaky, but anesthectic does that to me. You were spying and love the look on that face, what did you catch him at? Read back in your blog and see you and Deb had a great time on Lake Superior a bit soggy, but it sounds like you both had a fun time, thanks for the pixs.Nature Knitter's Mom [Betty K]
With Mike's correction I got the field guides back out and worked through my id again. The olive-brown back (instead of rusty brown) narrowed it down to hermit, Swainson's and gray cheeked. The photo doesn't show it, but there was no tail bobbing and the tail was not rusty- so hermit is ruled out. The bold eye-ring makes it a Swainson's! (no eye-ring on a gray cheeked) Thanks for the help!
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